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Army jobs attractive to Slovaks

THE PROSPECTS of a stable job and social securities are attracting plenty of people to become professional soldiers in Slovakia.

This year 1,090 new recruits entered the Slovak army, including 89 women.

23-year-old Eva Bunuňková said to the Slovak daily SME "I am attracted to a stable job, rather than constant uncertainty."

Apart from social securities, wages are also attractive for many young people who decide to enter the army.

"I was told that my starting net wage should be Sk10,000 (€240) and it would gradually grow," Bunuňková said. Such a wage is above average in most areas of the country, except for the Bratislava region.

The Slovak army has several recruitment centres around the country that look for people interested in becoming army professionals. The army signs initial three-year contracts with the recruits, with the option of their extension at the end of the three-year period. The Slovak armed forces should become fully professionalized by 2006.

Compiled by Beata Balogová from press reports
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